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sit-in

(sĭt′ĭn′)
n.
1. An organized protest demonstration in which participants seat themselves in an appropriate place and refuse to move.
2. The act of occupying the seats or an area of a segregated establishment to protest racial discrimination.

sit-in

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats in a public place and refuse to move as a protest
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) another term for sit-down strike
vb (intr, adverb)
3. (often foll by for) to deputize (for)
4. (foll by on) to take part (in) as a visitor or guest: we sat in on Professor Johnson's seminar.
5. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to organize or take part in a sit-in

sit′-in`



n.
1. an organized passive protest against racial segregation in which the demonstrators occupy seats prohibited to them in public places.
2. any organized protest in which the demonstrators occupy and refuse to leave a public place.
Also called sit-down.
[1955–60]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sit-in - a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators occupy seats and refuse to move
civil disobedience - a group's refusal to obey a law because they believe the law is immoral (as in protest against discrimination); "Thoreau wrote a famous essay justifying civil disobedience"
Translations

sit-in

[ˈsɪtɪn] N (= protest, demonstration) → encierro m, ocupación f; (= strike) → huelga f de brazos caídos, sentada f

sit-in

nSit-in nt; to hold or stage a sit-inein Sit-in veranstalten

sit-in

[ˈsɪtˌɪn] n (demonstration) → sit-in m inv
to hold a sit-in → fare un sit-in

sit

(sit) present participle sitting: past tense, past participle sat (sӕt) verb
1. to (cause to) rest on the buttocks; to (cause to) be seated. He likes sitting on the floor; They sat me in the chair and started asking questions.
2. to lie or rest; to have a certain position. The parcel is sitting on the table.
3. (with on) to be an official member of (a board, committee etc). He sat on several committees.
4. (of birds) to perch. An owl was sitting in the tree by the window.
5. to undergo (an examination).
6. to take up a position, or act as a model, in order to have one's picture painted or one's photograph taken. She is sitting for a portrait/photograph.
7. (of a committee, parliament etc) to be in session. Parliament sits from now until Christmas.
ˈsitter noun
1. a person who poses for a portrait etc.
2. a baby-sitter.
ˈsitting noun
a period of continuous action, meeting etc. I read the whole book at one sitting; The committee were prepared for a lengthy sitting.
ˈsit-in noun
an occupation of a building etc by protesters. The students staged a sit-in.
ˈsitting-room noun
a room used mainly for sitting in.
sitting target, sitting duck
someone or something that is in an obvious position to be attacked. If they're reducing staff, he's a sitting target.
sit back
to rest and take no part in an activity. He just sat back and let it all happen.
sit down
to (cause to) take a seat, take a sitting position. Let's sit down over here; He sat the child down on the floor.
sit out
1. to remain seated during a dance. Let's sit (this one) out.
2. to remain inactive and wait until the end of. They'll try to sit out the crisis.
sit tight
to keep the same position or be unwilling to move or act. The best thing to do is to sit tight and see if things improve.
sit up
1. to rise to a sitting position. Can the patient sit up?
2. to remain awake, not going to bed. I sat up until 3 a.m. waiting for you!
References in periodicals archive ?
LAHORE -- Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said Imran Niazi wasted precious time of the nation with his negative politics of sit-ins and lockdown.
BAHAWALPUR -- Federal Minister for Inter-Coordination, Mian Riaz Hussain Pirzada has said that so-called sit-ins being announced by a certain group of politicians would damage interests of the country, adding that political leaders should work for the welfare of common people.
LAHORE -- Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has chided the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and its leader for doing nothing except staging sit-ins and protests during the last over four years.
She said people were aware of those who wasted the time through sit-ins and protests, adding that hollow slogans could not bring about a change.
Sindh Governor Muhammad Zubair on Monday warned that any attempt to topple the government through sit-ins will cause the big loss to country and will also create provocation in the society.
In bid to make Pakistan a prosperous country, tradition of sit-ins must be called off,' Nisar stressed on while adding that, 'Two sit-ins were staged during my tenure and I dealt with them efficaciously'.
Taxila -- Pakistan Muslim League-N's leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar has urged all stakeholders to put an end to the festering tradition of sit-ins in country.
Former Interior Minster Chaudhry Nisar has said that all political parties, the media, the army and other institutions need to come together to end the politics of sit-ins across Pakistan.
The defendants were arrested in March on charges of inciting violence and riots, and storming Malwy police station in Minya during the dispersal of the Rabaa Al-Adaweya and Al-Nahda sit-ins.
Najaf / NINA / The cleric Muqtada al-Sadr met, at his headquarters in Najaf, members of the Committee of national demonstrations and sit-ins.
ISLAMABAD -- the Supreme Court on the request of petitioners has disposed please filed against sit-ins staged by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Awami Tehreek outside parliament ouse in Islamabad.
We felt like we were bombarded with the coverage of sit-ins round the clock.